Share Your World – 2015 Week 10

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Time for the weekly sharing! I find this week’s questions particularly intriguing.

When you lose electricity in a
storm, do you light the candles or turn on the flashlight? How many of each do you own?
Sometimes even without a storm,we lose electricity. In such times it’s flashlights all the way. 3 rechargeable lamps, including my phone and no candles!

You are given $5,000 and the chance to exchange it for one of two envelopes. One envelope contains $50,000 and one contains $500. Do you make the trade? Why or why not?
If I knew what’s in each envelope I would. If I didn’t, I’d be content with the 5000…the odds aren’t always in my favor.
What’s your first memory?
The most referred to was when I was around 7 or 8 and I lost the house key…fell in the sand or something. It was pretty frustrating, went back like three times shifting and digging the sand with my shoes hoping to find it. It must have contributed to my love of orderliness. 
What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep, toss and turn, or get up and try to do something?
Either music or I read. The former is preferred because sometimes I end up not sleeping at all in a quest to finish whatever it is I’m reading.

Till next week,
Much love. xo

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Share Your World – 2015 Week 9

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In sharing my world this week…

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
Since I already know my age this is kinda a difficult strange question to answer. Most likely though, I’d still be around my present age. ^.^
Are you left or right handed? 
Right handed. Still yet to get the secret of ambidexterity.
If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?
Jael. Short and sweet.
Where do you hide junk when people come over?
In the closet and real fast too, it’s a secret hideout .
This week I’m simply grateful for life, family, friends, the wonderful people that care enough to read and sometimes comment here, and every single thing I sometimes ignore or forget.

La Premiere – Premio Dardos Award!

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My first award! YAAY!!! Thanks a big bunch to itchyquill for nominating me for this award. 🙂 Though late, I nonetheless feel very honored and grateful. * Slightly swollen head ;)*

Premio Dardos Award
The Premio Dardos Award is given for
recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and
personal values transmitted in the form of
creative and original writing. These stamps
were created with the intention of promoting
fraternization between bloggers, a way of
showing affection and gratitude for work
that adds value to the Web.”

The rules:

1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.

2) Pass the award to another five blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.

My nominations:

Read Write Live

Fiction Limbo

Ihunda’s Musings

Ebunite

Ruth’s Poetry

Thanks once again to Itchyquill for this award. I’m highly humbled.

Share Your World – 2015 Week 8

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Once again, time for some sharing!

Your favorite blog post that you have written? (add link)
Dear Ron. In response to a 50 word post challenge on writing 101,It was real fun writing.
What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $500? Why?
A road trip to a park or an historical site, shopping or maybe trying out a new dish. Quite a number of options.
If you could know the answer to any question, besides “What is the meaning of life?”, what would it be?
why do humans tend to follow trends?
Where do you eat breakfast?
On the sofa, or at the dining table sometimes.
Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful I was able to see part of my extended family last week and this week too.Looking forward to resuming my daily routine (strange as it is).

And also,to next week’s questions! 😉

Share Your World – 2015 week 7

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New challenge on ground, Cee’s share your world. Bloggers from round the world get to answer four random questions each week. Without further ado, my answers for this week.
Is the paper money in your possession right now organized sequentially according to denomination and with the bills right side up and facing the same way?
All organized sequentially, etc. I like having my money in order,it makes counting easier. 
What is your favorite type of dog?  (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal or character in a movie)
The Golden retriever, I think they’re adorable.
If money was not an issue, would you go on a cruise?  If so where would you go?
My first answer would have been no as I’m not a fan of sea travel. On a second thought though, I’d like to go to Hawaii or maybe the Caribbean, a cruise round the world couldn’t be so bad. 🙂
Would you dare to sleep in haunted house overnight?
I wouldn’t dare!! No strange noises for me!

Wedding Bells Part 11(Flash Fiction Chain 6)

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Once again, a group of writers from different
geographical realms encompassing all of
Earth gather together to create a wonderful
story. The photograph above serves as the
inspirational theme for the 6th Flash Fiction
Chain hosted by Jithin of ProTraBlogger .
Give his beautiful site a visit and feast your
eyes on the inspirational photos or read
about his adventures.

A comprehensive list of important
characters in the story: (Main)
Anna Brighton- a 32 year old CEO that
owns and runs a publishing company
Alex Burns – well established author,
Anna’s ex,
Toby Blackwell’s cousin Melissa Doyle –
the bride, Anna’s dear friend
Toby Blackwell – co-owns the Blackwell
estate, Alexis’ cousin (Supporting
characters)
Jenny- Anna’s secretary Adam – Owner of
Adam and Eve’s Harrison – Melissa’s
fiance.
Percy Tuppence – Owner of the ring shop

Part 1 : Written by Sona
Part 2 : Written by Yinglan
Part 3 : Written by Priceless Joy
Part 4 : Written by Frenesthetist
Part 5 : Written by Dr. KO
Part 6 : written by Sweety
Part 7 : Written by Toby Blackwell
Part 8 : Written by Ruth
Part 9 : Written by Austin
Part 10: Written by Rashmi
Part 11: by me

It was silent except for the wind as he zoomed past and his heartbeat,getting louder by the minute. Why were they taking so long? What were they up to this time?
Alex never thought that she could be this selfish, abandoning her best friend when she was supposed to be by her side. Or maybe she didn’t want him to walk her to the front anymore? Jenny’s story must have really spoilt things for him.
She was picking the last thing, the vanity box when she heard the car.
“Oh my God! What mess have I gotten into now” . She tried to run but it wasn’t easy with her heels so she removed them and put them on the box. She shouted for Tobias just as Alex pulled up.
“What happened? You’ve gotten Mel and Harry all worried. They’re about to sign the certificate and no witnesses!! ”
“I’m awful sorry, got carried away. She hopped into the car. We can go now, Tobias would catch up later.”
Halfway there,… “What exactly happened to make you completely forget the time? ”
“Uhh I had some problems with my dress”
“Oh. I see”
“Melissa must be mad at me. I hope I’ve not completely ruined her day”
When Tobias finished the apple he was eating, he realized he was alone in house. Alex must have had come back. He felt a twinge of guilt,the wedding must have started. Meanwhile, Anna and Alex had reached the venue causing a slight distraction.Melissa turned to see them and her eyes grew watery. She didn’t know what to think;they looked so perfect together though.
Finally, her wedding was saved. She fought back the tears, Harry would misunderstand them. She managed a small smile as they hurried to the front.
Sara the flower girl was all smiles. As she passed by her side,she remembered the flowers and the bells and smiled too.

What did Anna want exactly? What would be her relationship with Tobias and Alex? Can she also get her happily ever after?
Part 12 by Manvi.

Certitude

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I have confidence in confidence…
I have confidence that God will open my ears to understand this local language that wants to turn me to deaf and dumb.

I have confidence that I shall master how to sew in a straight line and progess *insert Long sigh*, more of that later.

I have confidence this year shall bring new joys.

I have confidence I will smile more and make a handful two handfuls of friends.

I have confidence I will remember to call those on my contact list, a weakness I need to overcome.

I have confidence I shall read more books. Waiting for a miracle though or a good Samaritan who’d just send me some books I wanna read ( If you have any books in soft copy please signify by raising your hand. 🙂 )

I have confidence that this year,I’d to some extent map out my life.

I have confidence in God.

I have confidence in confidence.

The tiny soldier part 6 (Flash Fiction chain #5)

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This is part 6 of  flash fiction chain #5 hosted by photrablogger and inspired by the amazing picture above.  First time doing this, please be nice and kind.
To get the context of the story, please read the first five parts
Part 1by Abirami
Part 2 by Sona
Part 3 by Yinglan
Part 4 by Dr. KO
Part 5 by Austin

Character List:
Rick-10yrs Old
Jenna-Rick’s Social Worker
Mrs. Montgomery
Jake- Mrs. Montgomery’s son
Sun- The Monkey
***Elaborated Characters*** (The Other
Kids Sorted By Tables)
Table 1-
Mesa-Boy, 14 yrs old
Toro-Boy, 12 yrs old
Wheeze-Boy, 8 yrs old
Table 2-
Danus-Boy, 11 yrs old
Makaya & Kumba-Boys, Twins, 7 yrs old
Table 3-
Marilyn-Girl, 11 yrs old
Britney-Girl, 8 yrs old
Kanya-Girl, 6 yrs old

Rick, Danus and Moses had followed Sun into the jungle. They had to slow down when they noticed Moses was coming along but they soon picked up their pace. No one noticed they were missing for Jake hadn’t calmed down yet.
“I want to know who did it if not you Mesa. The last time, you scribbled in my maths book. Would you deny that as well?
Now Mesa had a short temper and when angry, his face turned all
puffy and you could literally see the smoke in his nostrils if you were close enough. He was quite hungry, and this made him angrier.
“I already told you before,I didn’t throw the banana and I’m not a 5year old to be scribbling in your book!”
He stormed off to the room with Toro on his heels. The remaining boys ran off to play before Jake remembered they were there. The girls stood at a corner,analyzing the mess.
“Boys are always rowdy! I wonder how ma handles them” Kanya said
“When I grow up and have children, I want only girls”
Marilyn laughed, “it’s quite rare to see a family with only girls. Let’s start cleaning after them as always. I wish They learned to be more tidy.”
‘Well I still want that rare family with a good husband and three girls ” Britney concluded.
It was at this not so good a time that Jenna came to visit. Jake was sitting on the front steps, looking miserable. He knew he’d get a proper scolding when ma got back. He muttered a “good day ma’am” as she went in. Jenna wasn’t in the least prepared for the sight she was about to see;eggs and gravy on the walls,mashed biscuits,more eggs, a substantial amount of water on the floor and the girls trying to clean the place.
“Good God!” She exclaimed startling the girls who hadn’t noticed her. “Where’s ma and Rick and the other boys? ”
“Ma’s gone to the post office and i think the boys are playing outside” Britney answered.
“Marilyn, what exactly happened here?”
“Someone threw half a banana on Jake’s face while he was talking. He thought it was Mesa and  threw a biscuit at him. Angry,Mesa threw his plate of food which landed on the wall. That’s how it started ”
“I see they’ve been very naughty. Call me all the boys now” Jenna said. She somehow trusted Rick had nothing to do with it, but what would she do with them especially now ma was away?
In a few minutes, running to meet her were the twins,Wheeze,the girls and Jake. They hadn’t seen Danus, Rick,Moses,Mesa and Toro. They weren’t in the house. Extremely worried, Jenna ordered them to stay put till she came back, she was going to meet ma at the post office.
  Meanwhile Rick,Danus and Moses had finally caught up with Sun the monkey. What did he want to show them? Where were Mesa and Toro? Did they change plans? What did ma do to Jake when she got back?
Part 7 by Tobias

Chance no. 2

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Sliced onion

“Ouch! ” I halved it. I threw it to the floor mouth agape, totally shocked.
“Why did you do that? Can’t you at least say sorry?”. Now I didn’t know what to do so I turned back to the table,continued chopping the remaining onions wondering what I’d do to the piece on the floor.
“I know it’s strange to hear me speak, just listen please”
Couldn’t still believe my ears. I thought i saw a smiling mouth but it didn’t have one. It seems during my thoughts it had begun.
“Helloooo… I said it was time you did me a favour ”
“Oh… what favour? ”
“Please don’t cook me.
I had many nice neighbors you know. We had a lot of fun and the worms were nice too. It lasted till the human returned. He pulled us out, cut us with that sharp shining thing in your hand and put us in different bags. I couldn’t even say goodbye to the others “.

I was still chopping the other halves. The onion was sniffling,I was sobbing.I didn’t have much of a choice, either it was cooked or it ended up in the bin. Even after that  explanation, it refused to understand, kept saying it wanted to be planted.
     What to do with an adamant onion??